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As Russell Nowak-McCreary embarks on a journey to a secluded cabin in Canada, memories of lost loved ones intertwine with the healing embrace of nature. Each passing mile triggers vivid flashbacks to a transformative summer spent with his beloved grandfather, offering the hope of a new beginning amid the turmoil of his professional life. The chaotic web of accusations and misconduct surrounding his former boss adds an unexpected layer of complexity to his pilgrimage. The weight of his past and present converge as Russell travels onward, haunted by memories and uncertain of the revelations that await him at the cabin. With the fate of his professional life hanging in the balance, Unpaved leads to a convergence of personal and corporate truths.



You can continue to hire the same way you have always done, but you will continue to get the same results. Innate ability hiring adds a third factor to your hiring protocol that significantly increases the odds of you hiring the right person for the job. It’s not just a matter of education and experience that qualifies someone for a job or how well their interview went. Those are important, but equally essential is determining a candidate’s innate ability. This book teaches you how to identify the six innate abilities in applicants and how to establish your expectations for various job positions better so you can hire right the first time.



It is 1948. Feeling trapped within her farm-life existence as a young wife and mother, Elizabeth harbors a fervent desire to escape to the city of Chicago for a brief respite. While there, she is met with both profound love and devastating loss—experiences that will haunt her for years to come.

It is 1975. An unexpected visitor from Elizabeth’s past in Chicago upends her quiet life. Meanwhile, one of her daughters finds herself unwittingly caught up in the counterculture battle for control over the emerging Twin Cities’ food co-op community, and the other begins to experience mysterious visions. Together, their search for conclusions leads to astonishing discoveries that will impact the entire family.

Yet, Here We Are weaves together the threads of how forbidden love and poignant loss shape the life of one woman with the tale of a tumultuous time in our history that changed the course of food co-ops as we know them today.



We are witnessing a crisis in the Christian community of unresolved grief and pain. Not acknowledging the truth of death holds us back from fully enjoying the divine gifts of hope and happiness.

If anyone can model the ability to live with joy after life, it’s Job. Two Stitches and a Patch builds on the seven movements of Job’s restored happiness while filling in the pieces of the divine action physics that leads to life after death.

Build confidence by leaning in and listening to those who are at the end of life, and reboot your life in the embrace of the changes that create a life well lived.




First Sergeant John Randall “Randy” Andrews, a gutsy Army Ranger, is a hero among his brothers in arms. But the Purple Hearts and Silver Stars he earned came at a great personal cost. Now plagued by PTSD, Randy returns home after thirteen combat tours to an emotionally distant wife and their two sons—one of them a toddler he’s never met.

Struggling to piece his life together, Randy finds himself in handcuffs. And when the court-mandated VA counseling doesn’t help, he embarks on a trip to Mexico, trying to escape his demons. There, during an unexpected encounter in a seedy tourist bar, he finds a possible road to redemption when he forms a connection with Matilda, a mountain lion kept in a cage as a tourist attraction.

So begins his journey back from the brink as he rediscovers something he learned on the battlefield: that sometimes one must cross a line in order to save someone . . . perhaps even himself.




A young man obsessed with dragging his family from rags to riches. A young woman willing to sacrifice the same luxury to restore a sense of family. A businessman ready to give up everything for a chance to gain more. When Calvin finds a phone that can call into the past, all three lives converge.

While the phone’s creator, Monty, built the device for altruistic purposes, his wealthy brother and benefactor, Rob, had other plans, and so Monty fled—only to be robbed and killed in front of his daughter.

Many years later, Calvin finds the phone in a Los Angeles pawnshop and soon discovers its unique abilities. Although the phone proves to be Calvin’s ticket to riches, he finds himself dialling his way to safety when he learns Rob will stop at nothing to obtain the phone—even if it means prying it from Calvin’s cold, dead hands.

The Man Who Loved Trees tells the story of Frank A. Waugh (1869-1943) and his evolving love for trees. Waugh was a professor of landscape architecture and a pioneering advocate of native planting design. He wrote prolifically about trees and landscape design, publishing over twenty books and three hundred articles. He urged people to enjoy nature in the way that they enjoyed music or painting or sculpture. In the last eight years of his life, Waugh created at least 223 etchings, many portraying trees, but few have been viewed by the public. Annaliese Bischoff was inspired to write The Man Who Loved Trees after stumbling upon the prospectus for Waugh’s planned book on tree portraits. It was packed in an orange crate along with over 150 etchings and drawings Waugh had created. Her book describes how Waugh’s life as a professional landscape architect and renowned writer inspired him to learn the art of printmaking. Waugh’s etchings reflect the themes he used in analyzing nature and in landscape design. Bischoff catalogs Waugh’s loving portrayal of trees as individuals, families, and social groups.

Pat Dolan’s father has a box. In it are treasures from Jimmy Dolan’s service in World War II—his photos, his medals, his memories. But ten-year-old Pat can’t understand why his father refuses to look in the box. After all, the war was a grand adventure, wasn’t it?

Determined to serve in the Army like his father, Pat enlists nine years later—but it’s 1972, and the American military is withdrawing from Vietnam after seven years of futile combat. As an Army combat correspondent surrounded by people growing more desperate by the day, young Dolan quickly learns how bleak the South’s prospects are. He is forced to witness the slow, steady death of a nation.

When Pat is wounded in action, he wonders if he will live long enough to fill a box of his own. Are there any treasures to be found in a country as fragile as this?





For the first time, From All Sides reveals the insider information for all job seekers and hiring managers. He explores the hiring process from the perspective of the job seeker, the hiring manager, hiring company and also the recruiter’s viewpoint. There is humor, never previously discussed insider details, actual stories of real-world issues in hiring. There is also great advice and motivational words of wisdom for the job seeker and hiring managers today. Today’s job market needs this now more than ever.



After their nuclear family exploded into a vaporous mushroom cloud, the two siblings could only duck and cover. The young Susan basked in her brother Robert’s glow. Teachers singled her out because, certainly, the little sister would excel too. But how could she ever reach their expectations? Instead, she rebelled, chose the wrong men, drank and took drugs.

Susan talked her way into a job at Rolling Stone magazine in 1976. Three years later, as an organizer of five nights of No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden with Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and many others, she got snared in the rock politics scramble and her brother saved her. Many years later, though, she could not save him.

Only in retrospect can Susan piece together how Robert’s too-brief life was a brilliantdisguise. Traumatized by their childhood experience, he buried his pain behind an outsized personality. On his twelfth wedding anniversary in 1990, he ended his life. Brilliant Disguise winds together Susan’s rock-and-roll odyssey with an exploration of Robert’s life, teasing out clues as to why the past so dangerously swamped him.